A Cruel Romance

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A Cruel Romance (Zhestokiy romans)
A Cruel Romance English DVD Cover.jpg
DVD Cover for English language release
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Release Date 1984
Language Russian
Studio Mosfim
Main Cast
Character Actor
Larisa Larisa Guzeeva
Paratov Nikita Mikhalkov
Karandyshev Andrey Myagkov
Ogudalova Alisa Freyndlikh
Knurov Aleksey Petrenko
Vozhevatov Viktor Proskurin

A Cruel Romance (original title Zhestokiy romans) is a Soviet 1984 made for TV drama movie by Eldar Ryazanov. It is based on a classic Russian play Without a Dowry (1878).

The following weapons were used in the film A Cruel Romance:


Smith & Wesson New Model No.3

During the soiree Paratov (Nikita Mikhalkov) and Semenovsky (Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy) compete in marksmanship, using Semenovsky's nickel plated Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 with pearl grips (supposedly a Spanish or Belgian copy). This revolver looks like the same weapon that appears in The Sannikov Land.

Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 with 5 inch barrel and nickel finish - .44 Russian
Semenovsky readies to fire at a target.
Paratov holds the revolver.
A pearl grip can be seen.
Karandyshev (Andrey Myagkov) takes the pistol after the competition.

Sawed-off Izhmekh IZh-18 (Mocked up as percussion pistol)

A snigle shot pistol is seen on the wall in Karandyshev's (Andrey Myagkov) apartments. Karandyshev calls it a Turkish pistol, but in reality this is a Izhmekh IZh-18 shotgun, sawed-off and fitted with a pistol grip and fake percussion cap lock. In the final scene Karandyshev fires this gun.

Izhmekh IZh-17 single barreled Sawed Off shotgun - 16 gauge. The IZh-18 is the same, aside from not having an exposed hammer.
Robinzon (Georgiy Burkov) examines the pistol. Note the fake percussion cap lock.
In the final scene Karandyshev readies the pistol. Note the typical spur on the trigger guard.
Karandyshev fires.

Unidentified flintlock or caplock gun

A flintlock or caplock gun is seen on the wall in Karandyshev's apartments among with a caplock pistol and several cold arms.

A gun is seen on the wall at the left.

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